This week’s (un)lucky number is: $384 million
The Powerball lottery number is up to $384 million. Why is this unlucky, you may ask? Well besides your chances of winning being slim-to-none, you probably shouldn’t try to buy your Powerball ticket with your credit card. Many states do not allow credit card purchases for lottery tickets.
These are the things to look forward to this week.
Post-Christmas walk of lame: So your great Aunt Myrtle bought you a toy John Deere tractor for the second year in a row even though you’re 27 years old. There’s hope. Many major retailers allow you to return gifts without a receipt. While you’re at it, you can swap out that Lowe’s gift card your secret Santa got you for a grocery store one so you can fully stock the fridge in your tiny apartment for the first time since payday. And when your dad breaks the “World’s Best Dad” mug you bought him as soon as he pulls it from the box, you can use your purchase protection to replace it. See, this holiday thing is a snap.
What you might have missed last week.
Worst day of the year: Good thing they saved the worst for the very end of the year. According to astrologers, the shortest day of the year was also the worst. So just think, you may have let your friend borrow your debit card to illegally talk to an inmate, you may have temporarily lost the court battle to be the rightful heir to the CFPB or are just a Citi Hilton cardholder, but just know the day could have been worse.
Tangled in the web
Here are things from around the internet the CreditCards.com staff are reading.
Who needs a store card when you can get digitally approved for credit? –Reuters
In New York, you may be forced to be cashless. –New York Times
Your stolen credit card is probably on Facebook. –Business Insider
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